Larson grateful for 2nd chance in NASCAR after racial slur

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Larson is ready to show his growth from the fallout of his use of a racial slur last NASCAR season. Larson said the N-word while racing online and it cost him his sponsors and his job. He has been reinstated by NASCAR and hired by Rick Hendrick following months of off-track work to educate himself on issues of racial injustice and inequality. He’s expected to be a championship contender now that he drives for Hendrick, and Larson wants to be a role model on and off the track. NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 is Sunday.